Jedzz wrote: Norseman79 wrote:
Where is this coming from? Guy say something I don't know about? Or is this in people's heads right now?
Not at all, I am referring to the people who think we need to make a trade to keep him happy, or to get him a mentor. He is beyond that and paid as such. He should be the mentor. He should be on his teammates for underperforming, including his boy DLo. Maybe he is, who knows. But to think he needs to be kept happy by trading for someone like Horford and what he costs, no thank you. You know what would make Towns happy? Winning.
As far as I knew, these people were actually talking about trading Dlo to get Horford, because they are haters of Dlo. They, like you, have missed my ten thousand posts on this subject explaining why Dlo wasn't being allowed to play as himself and instead everyone else was being asked to initiate while he was out there instead of play off ball and move off ball to play with other PGs. They all were being point guards in their heads and honestly I doubt that's done with. Their sales work probably continues. But hopefully they enjoyed the third quarter Dlo moment last game and want more of that finally.
As for this Horford for Dlo trade they were selling lately in this thread, that's where what Towns feels comes into the equation, because we just got Dlo as one of a trio of players that might want to play together and if you trade him out already Towns will most likely start asking for his out. I believe that's why Towns comes up in this. Not that he's begging for Horford over Dlo. But both Dlo and Towns wanted more established players brought in, not a bunch of new draft rookies again. Just like Giannis is doing over in Milwaukee, they want to play with players that can already play, not developing to one day play right.
That's on point. People forgets like Thibodeu refused to trade Butler after he asked to be traded when the series against Houston ended. Thibs didn't do anything about it then Bulter started to act like a child, getting an Interview with national media to say he beat their teamates in a practice? Cmon. He throwed his teamates under the bus because the front office didn't care about his supermax extension coming in. Jimmy is a great player, he found good partners in Bam and Spoelstra. Funny thing is Butler&Bam won the same % of games last year when both played than KAT&Butler when both played that season, and against a harder conference.
But yes, Dlo isn't looking good. And he knows it. KAT knows it. The FO knows it. He looks non chalant out there like if he does not care. But that's not the case. He does. He has been talking to his teamates in game constantly, and after games he has kept all doors in. The wolves are very young, the youngest roster in the league. They lost his all star player (who got injured for trying to posterize Gobbert in a non called foul - soft ?-), lost their best defender, Juancho and Layman (two of the others relatively experienced players) aren't finding any rythm. Ed davis who was brought in to be a calming presence hasnt played in almost two years.
And yet, Dlo is getting all the blame. Yes, he has played really bad. But the notion he is this bad is outrageous. It's a combination of youth, injuries and bad form from their experienced players which is making the team look bad. And throw coaching inexperience on it as well.